His disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
But he said to them, "Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given.
For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can."
Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them;
but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."
And he laid his hands on them and went on his way.
Then someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?"
And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;
Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
The young man said to him, "I have kept all these; a what do I still lack?"
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